Till's cousin and Nikole Hannah-Jones will speak at the DuSable on Sunday.
The nonprofit Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) announced this month that it had bought Island Terrace, a 240-unit apartment building in Woodlawn, with the goal of maintaining affordable housing near the future site of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) praised the new federal child tax credit at a July 21 press conference, calling it the greatest anti-poverty program of the last half-century, as the IRS began sending out advance monthly payments to families this month.
Students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks inside Chicago’s public school buildings during the upcoming academic year, regardless of vaccination status, district officials announced on June 22.
In South Shore, detached single-family homes make up less than a quarter of properties.
The two new dishes will be waakye, a blend of red peas and jasmine rice with coconut oil and millet leaves, and marinated chicken yassa with caramelized onions.
Police said that the man was inside a business at around 12:45 p.m. when an "unknown offender" entered the store and shot him multiple times.
The City Council passed a major overhaul of Chicago Police Department oversight at its July 21 meeting, creating three-member elected councils for every police district and a seven-member commission — nominated by the councils, appointed by the mayor and approved by alderpeople — to oversee …
City Council approved Bronzeville Lakefront, the megadevelopment on the former site of Michael Reese Hospital, at its July 21 meeting.
After spending years leading collaborative art projects in public schools that heal and restore youth exposed to trauma, The Love, Unity, and Values (LUV) Institute will expand its reach this summer with the Parade of Hearts, a public art installation that hopes to “transform trauma into lov…
Protect Our Parks (POP) attorney Richard Epstein took on four attorneys for the city, Chicago Park District, Obama Foundation and federal government on July 20 over the nonprofit’s request for a preliminary injunction to block the groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center, scheduled fo…
Michael Padilla, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Chicago region, told the Herald Monday that half a million dollars had been allocated in President Biden’s 2022 budget for a Chicago shoreline study that will include a new design plan for Promontory Point.
In the humid air of Friday evening, July 16, well over a hundred people gathered for a vigil in the Kimbark Plaza breezeway to remember and honor Keith Cooper, who had died the previous Wednesday after being attacked in the plaza during a carjacking attempt.
The Obama Foundation is urging the federal district court to deny Protect Our Parks’ request to block groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park while the nonprofit group’s new lawsuit to block the center’s construction there is heard in court.
Frank Harris, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old have been criminally charged for the killing of 73-year-old Keith Cooper, a Kenwood resident and Vietnam War veteran.
Reform of undergraduate education was the hallmark of Sonnenschein’s administration.
3-course vegetarian and non-vegetarian dinner menus available
As moratorium ends Aug. 1, courts will refer new cases to rental assistance programs
SPRINGFIELD — More than a year after new marijuana dispensary licenses were scheduled to be distributed per the state’s 2019 adult-use legalization law, the governor’s office announced the initial lottery and two new ones will happen by the end of August.
Another measure allows state’s attorneys to petition for re-sentencing in light of rehabilitation
Local group building temporary 9-hole course in Jackson Park
The school gives away 10% back to scholarship students as young as seven.
3rd homicide this year in Hyde Park
Ronald L. Grant, 'Bard of Hyde Park,' currently living in extended stay hotel by Midway
'I don't know how we were going to be able to do it without the help'
As announced this spring, CPS is putting putting $225 million more in school budgets.
The Rev. Michael Trail, 31, is the new priest at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. The Detroit native is beginning a six-year term at the 152-year-old parish, with a possibility for another term after that.
This Fourth of July, the Herald interviewed visitors to the Promontory Point about their feelings on the holiday and patriotism. The video records their sentiments and the special location at this time. (If you use an adblocker, you may have to turn it off to view the video.)
A contingent of about twenty Hyde Parkers representing Indivisible Chicago-South Side were among the more than 100 Indivisible Chicago members and others who gathered in Logan Square for a voting rights rally on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The rally was organized to support federal legislation …
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, according to an eyewitness of the accident, a vehicle in the southbound lane on the 5300 block of Lake Park Avenue was attempting a left turn to the eastbound lane of 53rd Street at the viaduct when vehicle in North bound lane struck the first…
58-unit development is 1st under Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance
'Healthy Community Organization' comes about after called-off attempt to merge 4 South Side hospitals
'I personally believe it is my responsibility to move the country forward to a more equitable place.'
Says local public sector opposition to vaccine mandate would prevent it from happening here
From the late sixties to the mid-seventies, Hyde Park was a hotbed of activity in the draft resistance movement to the Vietnam War.
Respondents rank proximity to public transportation, free WiFi, meeting, outdoor and recreational space as the 5 most important features
The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) awarded community beautification grants this summer to eight local projects in Hyde Park, Kenwood, Woodlawn and Washington Park.
Dave Kaleta’s Hyde Park home is full of his LEGO creations. His son Elliot has an open range of LEGOS in the sunroom, and beside it, encased in the living room coffee table, is a large dissected frog made from LEGOS, which Kaleta made for a competition in 2010.
Buses delivered more than 100 SEIU Local 73 members from throughout Cook County on Tuesday, July 7, for a rally in front of Provident Hospital, 500 E. 51st St., where a spokesman for the group demanded that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle agree to their demands for a new contract.
Chicago Public Schools will open three school-based COVID-19 vaccination sites for students beginning the week of July 12. The announcement comes a day after Chicago’s teachers union included a demand for student vaccination targets in a preview of its proposal for a fall reopening agreement.
Businesses located inside some South Side TIF districts, including in and around Hyde Park and Kenwood, will be eligible for grants under the city's Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) this July.
U. of C. Smart Museum to look at possibilities for space 'as conditions allow'
Registration for tickets is open now; DJ Alan King says virtual festival went off 'without a hitch'
An undergraduate at the University of Chicago has died after being shot while riding a Green Line train on Thursday, July 1.
Discs flew and drums beat at the 4th on 53rd Independence Day Picnic in Nichols Park. Children tossed bean bags and hula hoops while parents and pets clustered in the shade, celebrating what could have been the event’s 30th anniversary.
After a controversial electronic marquee was voted through in the school’s new budget last month, members of the Local School Council (LSC) at Ray Elementary School said at a July 1 meeting they plan to reform their budget approval process to incorporate more council oversight and community input.
Chicago development and investment firm Fashion Fair House has partnered with construction consultancy company SUMAC to create new affordable homes for working families in Woodlawn. The partnership advances Fashion Fair House’s goal of increasing homeownership in the Chicago area.
Alderpeople summoned police Superintendent David O. Brown before City Council Friday to discuss law enforcement issues before the holiday weekend.
After closing because of the second COVID-19 wave last fall, Retreat at the Currency Exchange Cafe in Washington Park, 305 E. Garfield Blvd., has reopened with a continuing focus on serving South Side creatives.
At its July 1 meeting, Hyde Park Academy’s Local School Council members voted unanimously to approve a Whole School Safety Plan that would keep one school resource officer (SRO), eliminate one SRO, and replace the eliminated SRO with a new administrative position, the Culture and Climate Dea…